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    English Translation of Camden's
    Biography of Queen Elizabeth

    [William Camden]. The Historie of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princesse Elizabeth, Late Queene of England. London: Printed for Benjamin Fisher, 1630. First edition of Robert Norton's English translation. Four parts in one quarto volume. [18], 138; 120; 148; 224, [20] pages. Frontispiece portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces; and large initials. Bound in full mottled calf with blind stamped rules, five raised spine bands with holograph paper label and shelf markings on spine. Lacking pastedowns and rear free endpaper. Armorial bookplate of "Sir Richard Bedingfeld, Bar." on verso of front board.

    Binding rubbed and scuffed, small tears at foot of spine. Both hinges cracked. Leather burn around edges of front free endpaper from exposed turn-ins. Frontispiece, title page, and following leaf reinserted, displaying additional corner bends, creases, edge wear with small tears and chips. Previous owner's holograph ink name on title page. Restored paper losses in text of F2-G2 and upper outer corners of (Cc1)-(Dd4) with some affect. Pages lightly cockled. Some small tears, creases, foxing, and soiling. Very good.


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